FILM : Steel Key, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Steel Key, The 1953 Terence Morgan, Joan Rice, Raymond Lovell, Dianne Foster London, Newhaven
Director : Robert S Baker   Production Company : Tempean Films   Region : LONDON R-S,SOUTH EAST R-Z

A "loveable" rogue that the police would like to catch red-handed, is helped by his girlfriend in investigating the theft of a formula for hardened steel.

Screen captures and now pictures upload by Richard Lovejoy with credit to others as required.

An Article and pictures from Patrick Steel regarding the Old Quarry Hall, known as "Crabtree's Sanatorium" in this film can be read by clicking here.

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Steel Key, The - After arriving in the country aboard the Queen Mary at Southampton Johnny O’Flynn  (Terence Morgan) travelling under the name of Dr Metcalf arrives at his hotel by taxi.  Lancaster Gate, London W2
Steel Key, The

steelk001. After arriving in the country aboard the Queen Mary at Southampton Johnny O’Flynn (Terence Morgan) travelling under the name of Dr Metcalf arrives at his hotel by taxi. Lancaster Gate, London W2

steelk001n. Still an hotel, now the Thistle Hyde Park.
(Modern Photo Added: 14-06-2015)

Steel Key, The - Posing as Dr Metcalf he goes off to the home of a Prof Newman who was also working on the same project as the real Dr Metcalf, only to find that he had died. Unknown location... I think this may be High Canons, Borehamwood. SJ
Steel Key, The

steelk002. Posing as Dr Metcalf he goes off to the home of a Prof Newman who was also working on the same project as the real Dr Metcalf, only to find that he had died. Unknown location... I think this may be High Canons, Borehamwood. SJ

Steel Key, The - The burial of Prof Newman. Perhaps near the house once we establish that. Unknown location.
Steel Key, The

steelk003. The burial of Prof Newman. Perhaps near the house once we establish that. Unknown location.

Steel Key, The - Upon returning to his hotel room Johnny realizes that someone is in his room, by chance Inspector Forsythe is there just before him and is hit over the head by the intruder, the chauffeur (Sam Kydd) to Prof and Mrs Newman, he escapes down the fire escape. The block at the rear of circa13 Queensway.
Steel Key, The

steelk004. Upon returning to his hotel room Johnny realizes that someone is in his room, by chance Inspector Forsythe is there just before him and is hit over the head by the intruder, the chauffeur (Sam Kydd) to Prof and Mrs Newman, he escapes down the fire escape. The block at the rear of circa13 Queensway.

steelk004n. Not a NOW shot but Britain from Above clarifies the sequence shooting.
(Modern Photo Added: 14-06-2015)

Steel Key, The - Johnny soon gives chase.
Steel Key, The

steelk005. Johnny soon gives chase.

Steel Key, The - Johnny sees the chauffeur drive away.
Steel Key, The

steelk005a. Johnny sees the chauffeur drive away.

steelk005an. The "service road" has now been built on.
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Steel Key, The - On his arrival in the street two of Insp. Forsythe’s officers apprehend him. The sign says Scotsman Sales, 13 Queensway, London W2, who were in the telephone directory at that address.
Steel Key, The

steelk006. On his arrival in the street two of Insp. Forsythe’s officers apprehend him. The sign says Scotsman Sales, 13 Queensway, London W2, who were in the telephone directory at that address.

steelk006n. More than just "Scotsmen" here these days.
(Modern Photo Added: 14-06-2015)

Steel Key, The - After explaining the situation to the Inspector, Johnny leaves the hotel.
Steel Key, The

steelk007. After explaining the situation to the Inspector, Johnny leaves the hotel.

steelk007n. Very little has changed during those intervening years.
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Steel Key, The - He sees the police are watching him.
Steel Key, The

steelk007a. He sees the police are watching him.

steelk007an. Only CCTV watching me.
(Modern Photo Added: 14-06-2015)

Steel Key, The - The police car follows Johnny’s taxi. Bayswater Road, London W2
Steel Key, The

steelk008. The police car follows Johnny’s taxi. Bayswater Road, London W2

steelk008n. Less traffic.........no, I was just lucky at that moment.
(Modern Photo Added: 14-06-2015)

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